Wednesday, April 29, 2009

... and then there are the Independents

An article by Hafiz Noor

APRIL 29 – The concept of duality is helpful in understanding the context a particular issue is set in.
Without the idea of cold, how does one define the idea of hot? Without evil, how does one appreciate good? Without tyranny, how does one taste the sweet nectar of liberty? While such monochromic perception has its advantage in rationalising the world, one must not take it too far lest one becomes a victim of false dichotomy.

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1 comment:

PahNur said...

You know what we really need? We need more of Hafiz Noor so that we could break this vicious cycle of tribal partisanship....the race based party manages to stay in power because there are racists belonging to race base parties, and these politicians will do anything to "divide and stay to rule", sometimes posing issues flaring up racism, so that everyone will scatter off to and cling tightly to their own race based party. The race based party will strengthen and ensure the "divide and ruling" stays as long as it can. That's just the way it is. But just because it is just the way it is, it doesn't mean that it should. How to break this vicious cycle? Personally, someone should really dive into the roots of racism. Vernacular schools is a no no. There's where racism is easily bred. How can our children, the next generation will be "muhibbah" we we seem to have separate them even before they hit puberty? How can we instill understanding of each others culture when we don't mix with each other? Kill the vernacular schools. Let there be only one school (not even the private schools should be permitted). One school with one good solid curriculum, and children are encourage to learn any language that exist in Malaysia as part of curriculum. Otherwise, let's just drop the hypocrisy of shouting "ONE MALAYSIA"......My dying to see a true ONE MALAYSIA...but I guess, not in this lifetime..